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April 2017

Sustainable Living Apprenticeships in Costa Rica!

April 22, 2017 @ 10:00 pm - January 1, 2018 @ 10:00 pm
Earth Ayni,
1111 Ridge Road, Dominical, Puntarenas Costa Rica

The Sustainable Living Apprenticeship Program is geared toward those who want to immerse themselves into learning sustainable living techniques. Our rigorous curriculum offers you the hands-on experience to build your own home, start a business building for others, or kick-start a teaching career in the green industry. We offer a range of earth building techniques which utilize local, recycled, and low cost materials. Our goal is to give you the skills and guide you on the path toward self-sufficiency. Our…

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May 2017
$800

2017 Apprenticeship in Natural Building

May 1 - October 31
Natural Living School,
18956 Columbia Rd , Nevada City , CA 95959 United States

The Natural Living School May 1st – October 31st.  $800  Month The Natural Living School is looking for highly motivated students interested in making natural building a career.  Students get hands on experience as well as class time.  Participants will learn how to build a natural structure to code. For more information on our programs visit our website or give us a call. www.naturallivingschool.com Pablo: 530-277-8127  

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€945

A Cob Bungalow at “Kasa da Igreja Eco-Lodge” on the gorgeous island of Santo Antão in Cape Verde

May 13 - May 28
Kasa d’Igreja EcoLodge,
Chã da Igreja, Santo Antão, Cape Verde

Location & Project Parisian-born Mimi Bouligaud created the Kasa d’Igreja Eco-Lodge close to the edge of the cliffs of the lush, green, and wild island of Santo Antão, the largest and most primitive of the Cabo Verde island chain.  Cabo Verde is an Afro-Portuguese country consisting of 10 diverse islands located 400 km off the coast of Senegal in the Atlantic Ocean.  The official language is Portuguese with Kriol (a broken Portuguese) as the dominant cultural language.  Each island is…

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SUMMER WORKTRADE IN ASHEVILLE

May 15, 2017 @ 11:00 am - May 15, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Ashevillage,
80 Buchanan Ave., Asheville, NC 28801 United States

[SUMMER WORKTRADE IN ASHEVILLE] Come live, learn, work & grow with us! Beautiful Eco-Urban Homestead & Goddess Sanctuary. Downtown Asheville neighborhood. Bordering 60 acres of woods & trails. Awesome community of women. HANDS-ON: Gardening + site maintenance + general tasks. Give 4 hours work/day. Get a place to camp on site, gardening & herbalism classes, organic goodies from the gardens, wifi, laundry & a naturally-treated hot tub! ELIGIBILITY: You must be responsible, clean, tidy & have some gardening/farming background. No…

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6-MONTH RESIDENTIAL INTERNSHIP

May 15 @ 11:00 am - December 15 @ 11:00 am
Ashevillage,
80 Buchanan Ave., Asheville, NC 28801 United States

[6-MONTH RESIDENTIAL INTERNSHIP] Asheville, NC. 3 positions available >> Live, learn & grow with us at a beautiful Eco-Urban Homestead & Goddess Sanctuary. You will gain experience in the full spectrum of what we do: hands-on gardening, homesteading, site maintenance, seasonal tasks & house care. Camping, garden goodies & classes are provided. Some previous experience is necessary. For details & application, visit www.ashevillage.org/residential-internship

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720-850

8-Day Cob and Straw Immersion

May 20 - May 27
Mud Dauber School of Natural Building,
8813 Lindley Mill Road, Snow Camp, NC, NC 27349 United States

Earliest Bird: $720 (90 days advance payment) Early Bird: $785 (30 days advance payment) Regular Rate: $850 Additional Discount: 10% for family and friends participating together This workshop is intended for those who want to build something substantial, even a home! We will be covering all aspects of natural building, from foundation to roof. Our workshops emphasize hands-on learning. Most of our day is spent on site (typically 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM, with a leisurely lunch break), working with…

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Earth and Sun Sustainable Builders An Earth Bag Building Workshop

May 30 - September 29
Taos,
Taos NM United States

Earth and Sun Sustainable Builders An Earth Bag Building Workshop Taos, New Mexico May 30 – September 29, 2017 earthandsunsustainablebuilders.com Learn sustainable building practices while participating in a hands-on earth bag building project. Co-create with a conscious community. We’ll build an affordable, off-grid home within the local building codes. Be guided from thought form through finished building — literally from the ground up with earth bag walls, conventional metal roof, solar electric, and passive solar. Women and men with varied…

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June 2017
€975

Building a Wood-fired Cob Sauna in the Azores on the Magical Island of São Miguel

June 3 @ 9:00 am - June 18 @ 10:00 am
Sanguinho EcoCenter,
Sanguinho, Faial da Terra, Azores Portugal
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Location & Project The west end of São Miguel I visited São Miguel for the first time last Fall and fell in love immediately with this green, lush island with a perfect climate and water temperature, warmed by the Gulf Stream current. Mosteiros Natural Pools São Miguel is a UN Biosphere Reserve and the government has very strict environmental protection regulations to preserve the overwhelming natural beauty you will discover here. These are ancient volcanic islands very similar to the…

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$725

Natural Building Apprentice Series

June 3 @ 12:00 pm - June 17 @ 5:00 pm
Ashe Street Community Garden & Education Center,
1300 Ashe St, Greensboro, NC 27406 United States
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Learn How To Build A Small Structure From Natural Materials Our Education Center is commited to providing real life and hands on experience. Your journey during this course will give you experience with working with clay, straw, sand, and water to make structures. We dive into the components of the materials and how to mold and shape them. Our class will visit a number of sites where natural homes are completed and functioning. Book Work and Presentation will take place…

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150-200

Intro to Natural Building Weekend

June 17 - June 18
Mud Dauber School of Natural Building,
8813 Lindley Mill Road, Snow Camp, NC, NC 27349 United States

$150 (90 days advance payment) $175 (30 days advance payment) $200 (regular rate) Additional Discount: 10% for family and friends participating together This workshop is a good way to introduce yourself to the concepts and feel of natural materials. Weekend workshops will overlap with our 8-day immersion courses. You will join the immersion students for the opening weekend, in which we will focus on one day of cob, and one of strawbale. Just like our intensives, this workshop will be…

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720-850

8-Day Cob and Straw Immersion

June 17 - June 24
Mud Dauber School of Natural Building,
8813 Lindley Mill Road, Snow Camp, NC, NC 27349 United States

Earliest Bird: $720 (90 days advance payment) Early Bird: $785 (30 days advance payment) Regular Rate: $850 Additional Discount: 10% for family and friends participating together This workshop is intended for those who want to build something substantial, even a home! We will be covering all aspects of natural building, from foundation to roof. Our workshops emphasize hands-on learning. Most of our day is spent on site (typically 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM, with a leisurely lunch break), working with…

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July 2017
$1000

Cobworks Saltspring Island July workshop

July 3 - July 13

Cobworks is heading back to the Gulf Islands this summer! Patrick Hennebery will lead a 10 day cob workshop on Salt Spring Island from July 3rd to 14th. The course will take place at The Paradise Within, a sustainably-minded farm near Fulford Harbour. Please join us for some fun in the mud as we learn the skills and cover theory topics to answer all of your questions about earthen building. Our project this year will be the construction of a…

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$6,800

Natural Building Apprenticeship Program

July 3 @ 3:00 pm - September 24 @ 3:00 pm
Sundog School of Natural Building,
36206 Old Stage Rd., Anchor Bay, CA 95445 United States

The Natural Builder’s Apprenticeship Program is advanced training in natural building; it has been designed as an introduction for people who want to make their livelihood from natural building, as builders, instructors and/or what have you. Apprentices will experience an intensive building curriculum during their time with us. We teach a wide selection of powerful natural building techniques, stepping through the building process, from design to finish. Part of Sundog’s philosophy in building is continually asking how to maximize smart…

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$748

COB, BaleCob, Light Straw Clay Extravaganza!

July 7 @ 6:00 pm - July 16 @ 1:00 pm
Cob Cottage Company and SustainableU,
89001 Hwy 42S, Bandon, OR 97411 United States

(Save 15% by booking in May $748, normal price $880 includes all meals and camping.) Join us at our neighborhood location in beautiful Bandon by the Sea for the most comprehensive cob course available in North America where we will teach a 9 day intensive.  We will also including an extensive tour at our Cob Cottage complex in Coquille.This course will not only cover Cob and balecob, but we will also experience an array of various natural building wall systems including light…

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150-200

Building a Cob Oven

July 8 - July 9
Mud Dauber School of Natural Building,
8813 Lindley Mill Road, Snow Camp, NC, NC 27349 United States

Earliest Bird: $150 (90 days advance payment) Early Bird: $175 (30 days advance payment) Regular Rate: $200 Additional 10% discount for family or friends participating together!   Over the weekend, join us to build a completed cob oven. Earthen ovens are used to cook pizza, bread, meat, cookies, granola, roasted veggies, baked beans etc… anything that you could put in a conventional oven. And the flavor from the wood heat is incredible!   On Saturday, we will begin by finishing…

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